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The opening scenes of: A Midsummer Night's Dream conclude and the audience is led into Malton Market Place where they are treated to possibly the best stage ever.  The streets around Malton Market Place are cleared, closed and the stage is set for what promises to be an incredible night.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

The jilted Helena confronts Demetrius after he announces his love for Helena's friend Hermia.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

The Queen of the fairies Titania is pictured sleeping, surrounded by her fairy protectors.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

Hermia is a young woman of Athens... played by: Leah Whitaker, who is in love with Lysander, she is a childhood friend of Helena.  As a result of the fairies' mischief with Oberon's love potion, both Lysander and Demetrius suddenly fall in love with Helena.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

Titania With Bottom.  Nick Bottom has his head transformed into that of a donkey by the mischievous Puck.  Titiania under a magic love potion falls in love with Bottom and lavishes him with devotion and attention.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

Titania is pictured lavishing affection on Bottom on Malton's Market Cross while hundred's of people gather around to watch this open air theatre featuring Shakespeare's: A Mid Summer Night's Dream.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

Procession into Milton Rooms past the body guard of Oberon provided by scooter club members from: Yorkshire Scooter Alliance.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

The final act of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a play within a play is presented to the delight of the packed house of the newly refurbished Milton Rooms, Malton.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

The final scene of a Midsummer Night's Dream.  Milton Rooms, Malton.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

A well deserved standing ovation for the actors presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Milton Rooms, Malton.  Photography: Dave Roberts

 

 

 

Malton Show's that All the World's a Stage

Free Photos, Malton, North Yorkshire

Article By: Dave Roberts

First Published: 27 June 2011

An incredible night of love, passion, magic, mischief and tragic comedy set in one of the finest theatres in North Yorkshire: 'Malton Market Place'. Yes the entire central area of Malton was sealed off yesterday evening while professional and amateur performers put on an open air theatre offering a modern take on Shakespeare's: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' one of the most popular of the plays written by the world's greatest story teller.

At 6pm the magic started with a 'sold out' audience packed inside St Michael's Church. The opening scenes setting out the core of the mystical love story which would unfold around the town, with the entire area around the Market Place becoming an open air theatre.

A central group of professional actors, including Tom Stuart, Leah Whitaker and Garry Cooper formed the back-bone of this spectacular production that also included 150 local people.

The Shakespeare extravaganza was organised by the new 'Milton Rooms Team' of energetic artists and performers who have recently come together. The team's mission is to make Malton a hub of excellence for the arts covering all creative fields.

The Milton Rooms was built by the Fitzwilliam family in 1814 for the benefit of the residents of Malton and Norton and is now a Grade II listed property which has undergone a recent refurbishment. The main hall of the rooms now incorporates the largest sprung floor in North Yorkshire, fully equipped with audio and lighting, The Milton Rooms is set ready to become a popular local attraction.

Last night's show attracted crowds in the Market Place and a full main hall as the show climaxed with the ending scene - a play within a play, inside the Milton Rooms. A show which had delighted the enthusiastic audience made up of people from all age groups, who came to their feet in a standing ovation for what can only be described as Shakespeare at its very best.

Milton Rooms Website: http://www.themiltonrooms.com/

 

 

 

 

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